Sample delicious dishes to a live soundtrack at the Colne Valley Food and Music Festival, in Denham.

Live musicians will play through the afternoon as you nibble some tasty treats and classic dishes rustled up by top chefs, and sample some local produce.

There will also be cookery demos, and plenty of children’s activities.

Parking is £2.50 per car and there is no entrance fee for the festival. Many of the attractions are also free.

Event parking will be in Priory Meadow off Old Mill Road. Follow the signs from the Denham roundabout.

Those who want to take the scenic route can walk along the Grand Union Canal from Uxbridge, next to the Swan and Bottle pub, and the festival will be signposted just before Denham Deep Lock.


What? Colne Valley Food and Music Festival

Where? Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre, Denham Court Drive, Denham, Buckinghamshire, UB9 5PG

When? Sunday, September 29, 11am-4pm

Contact: Sarah Hodgett on 01895 833 375, or email

Quiz ’n’ chips evening

Pit your wits against other quiz teams and be served a delicious dinner at the Compass Theatre Quiz ’n’ chips evening.

Put your general knowledge to the test at the theatre’s next quiz, in aid of the restoration of Ickenham Hall and Compass Theatre’s building and fittings.

Entrants will be treated to a slap-up meal, with the choice of fish ’n’ chips, chicken ’n’ chips, veggie burger ’n’ chips, or sausage ’n’ chips.

The bar stays open throughout, tables seat eight, and food is included in the price.

So get a team togetherand be in with a chance of claiming the Compass quiz crown.

Fun for everyone...unless you don’t like chips!

What? Quiz ’n’ Chips

Where? Compass Theatre, Glebe Avenue, Ickenham, UB10 8PD.

When? Sunday, September 22, 7pm

Cost? £10 plus booking fee

Contact: The box office on 01895 673 200

Grand jumble sale

Find some bargains and gems among the unwanted household items that will be on sale at the jumble sale to rival all jumble sales.

The annual Grand Jumble Sale is being held at Ickenham Village Hall as part of the Ickenham Festival.

If you have items you would like to sell, you can bring them to the Village Hall this Friday between 6-8pm, or on Saturday morning before 9.30am.

Home collection can also be arranged. For this service, call 01895 633217 / 672783.

What? Ickenham Festival Grand Jumble Sale

Where? Ickenham Village Hall, 33 Swakeleys Road, UB10 8DG

When? Saturday, September 21, 10am-1pm

Cost? Free entry

Contact:, or call 01895 633 217

Vintage motorcycles

A FLEET of stunning vintage motorcycles will park up in Cranford Countryside Park’s 18th century courtyard.

Visitors will be able to view the classic motorbikes up close on Sunday only, as part of Open House Weekend. On both days, people can gain access to the Macmillan Secret Garden, with its vineyard and illuminated well, and the Grade II-listed stables.

A Memory Wall will allow visitors to write their memories of the area for posterity. Members of Cranford Park Friends will be on hand to answer questions about the ancient parkland. Refreshments, including hamburgers, served on the Sunday by St Dunstan’s parishioners.

What? Open House Weekend at Cranford Countryside Park

Where? Cranford Countryside Park, The Parkway (M4/A312 junction), TW5 9RZ.

When? Sunday, September 22, 12.30-4.30pm

Cost? Free

Contact: or Visit